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The Falcon Apartments

Portland, Oregon

Two ghosts have appeared frequently in this building’s hallway, near the mailboxes and the manager’s apartment. The ghosts are reported to be two former residents of the apartments: Mr. Cooke, who always watched over and repaired the mailboxes. The other was Jimmy, who always had a fear of dying alone. Mr. Cooke died in 1989, and appears to have never left. He has been spotted where his chair once stood, and walking down the hallway. In 1994, the building was devastated by a series of fires. The first fire left a circular burn spot on the very location that Mr. Cooke used to sit on during his mortal life. Jimmy kept to himself during his years at the apartment complex, and would talk to various other tenants as they passed by. Contrary to his wish of having someone to watch him, he died alone. He is often seen sitting where his chair once was. Various ghostly happenings have occurred on the premises such as knockings on the doors, slamming of locked mailboxes, and many others in apartment 101, which some say can be attributed to a third ghost. The ghosts of Mr. Cooke and Jimmy have never been seen together.

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marybeth buckels says:

October 27, 2005, 8:52 am

I think this is a very inersting story.I do however half believe because
I am not sure if goast r real or not that is still on my mind. But I do watch biography on tv that have research on super natural that can’t be explained.but I do continue to read these stories and do more research.

killersangelskull says:

November 7, 2005, 4:53 am

interesting…. it seems they still want something. even tho its freeky, i wouldnt prefer to live up there. come over to maryland over here and see some real ****

alyssa says:

December 7, 2005, 2:44 pm

i live in eugene oregon, and i have never heard that story before, but i have heard of the heceta head lighthouse story. you guys should totally show that story. it’s very interesting!!!

lexigirl007 says:

February 2, 2006, 7:44 pm

alyssa could u plz tell us that story i would really like to hear it cuz i have been to that light house.

Gianna says:

February 5, 2006, 10:00 am

the story was so coo

Kevin says:

February 27, 2006, 11:09 pm

Heceta Head Light is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old lighthouse keeper’s wife, named Rue, who people say remains becasue she loved the house. She has been seen in the attic by a construction worker and he dropped a window he was putting in into the room. When he went to fix it from the outside (he wouldn’t go into the attic anymore) the glass that was scattered all over the floor before was swept into a neat pile. No one had been in the attic since the worker had run away. She has been seen quite a few times but I’m not sure of any other stories. I would like to know if anyone else has heard any more stories.

Ed says:

May 8, 2006, 3:46 am

The ghost at Heceta Head is a rather recent addition to the light house. The light keeper and his wife were friends of my grand parents, and my mother, who is in her mid- eighties remembers having crackers and milk there as small child. For decades nobody spoke of anything there out of the ordinary. So, the ghost must be another new arrival from California.

Ez says:

August 11, 2006, 2:41 am

I actually lived around the corner from the Falcon apartments for years and I’ve never heard anything about ghosts.

NASH says:

October 13, 2006, 10:16 pm

I think these are the apartments on Killingsworth… are they??

khristyn says:

October 14, 2006, 1:19 pm

this is a very wierd saying about two people one who did not want to die alone so why is there another ghosts there?when I first wanted to read this saying I thought that this whas fake but know I think ghosts are awsesome.

Elizabeth says:

November 7, 2006, 8:57 pm

Nash–I believe these are on Killingsworth–my husband works over in portland and says they are. Just thought i’d let you know…if he’s mistaken, sorry

brittany says:

November 24, 2006, 1:31 am

How come you can not believe in God? Saying that haunts are real the devil has done something to you. You should belive in God and know that haunting is not really real. Ghosts are not real only angles. Ask god tonight if ghosts and hauntings are real and see what he says.

Lissy says:

June 30, 2007, 7:56 pm

so brittany if you don’t think this stuff is real and that god does not want us to dicuss these very real things then what the hell are you doing on this website! do us all a favor and stay off this website until you grow up and quit contradicting yourself with your words and actions. How old are you anyway,you do not sound very intelligent.

Alissa says:

July 31, 2007, 3:24 pm

Actually ghosts are mentioned in the bible.

JOJO says:

August 19, 2007, 11:09 pm


kayla phelps says:

September 13, 2007, 7:34 pm

i really kinda belive this i do alot of paranormal stuff like evp an go to grave yards alot with my step mom where is it in portland? im 14 but 4 some reason im really into this stuff

Jbean says:

January 4, 2008, 8:47 pm

Any haunted cemeteries in Portland, OR

ambria says:

January 26, 2008, 10:23 pm

I used to live in eugene,Oregon and never heard that story but it seems cool!I oredginaly heard a story conserning that place so that is why I belive you.

NASH says:

May 29, 2008, 2:09 am

Hey, yeah I drive by the apartments all the time, my mother was even wanting to live there, we didn’t move there though. We both are very into the paranormal, I really want to be a paranormal investigator, I think that would be awesome. Um, yeah I believe it, because a lot of buildings on Killingsworth are very old so yeah.

I would love to investigate if I become a paranormal investigator lol.

JD says:

October 24, 2008, 5:16 am

Hey I live in Portland OR. and have recently been doing some ghost hunting at the Lone Fir cemetery. I live right by it. I’ve been told it’s the oldest in OR. Any way I have gotten some EVP stuff there and LOTS of orb pix. Plus there is a black cat the always just all the suddenly shows up when I’m doing my hunting. I’d love to meet up with anyone here interested in doing this!

charlie feris says:

November 22, 2008, 12:42 am

hi jd
I have always been interested in lone fir cemetery.I get some good energy from the place.Would love to investigate for ghosts

JD says:

November 22, 2008, 12:50 am

Cool Charlie.Not sure how to go about meeting off here, but here is my e-mail

MW says:

January 12, 2009, 2:06 pm

JD – in response to your note about the Lone Fir cemetery, I was just there this weekend and got a number of EVPs. I was wondering if you caught someone singing, probably a female voice, just a few notes. I think I caught something that sounds like a lullabye. I also caught a bit in Spanish. If anyone else caught similar EVPs, it would back up the findings.

JD says:

January 12, 2009, 3:32 pm

About EVP’s at Lone Fir. I have got some EVP there, some sounds mostly, one that I think kind of sounds like digging maybe sort of a knocking and scrapping noise and no it was not the cord of the mic. One of the last times I went there I did a few recordings around the cemetery and then went to the place I get the most orb pix. When I returned home to listen all the recordings were fine except there. The recording turns to a muffled hissing noise and did not even pick up my voice on the recorder. It’s strange because I did nothing to the tape recorder to alter it’s ability to record and tested it after at home and it recorded fine. I did get one possible voice once that sounded kind of like a kid saying “Get away.” But it was sort of playful, like a kid “defending” his tree house.
PS Still looking for folks in the area who would like to join me in doing this…..

MW says:

January 12, 2009, 3:45 pm

JD – I just joined a group that does paranormal investigations in the Portland area. Email me at and I can send you some info. The group is mostly people who are new to ghost hunting and such, as well as a few more experienced individuals.

heather m says:

September 5, 2009, 4:54 pm

If you want to see and hear some more ghost stories go to my new website at I need more stories from real people – that have had experience of the unexplained. This site is very informative. Always looking for a new places to investigate too…..

jolynn says:

June 25, 2010, 4:09 am

this is so creepy im gonna go check it out in august//kk ily guys bye

Apt 205 says:

August 25, 2010, 9:10 am

I live in the Falcon. Been here for years. I’ve heard the slamming mail boxes and always been on the look out but nothing yet. For the years I have been here I have worked nights and am always about after midnight and nada. I HOPE that having just typed this I will be proven wrong tomorrow! Also there is a dead tree in the rear of the building in the bike/car parking area it is tall and looks scorched or at least weathered. I inquired why they didn’t cut it down and was told but the resident authority in all things Falcon, Martha from upstairs, that it was a hanging tree for this area. The ultimate punishment doled out in the back yard has got to make for a few more restless spirits!

Joshua says:

December 31, 2010, 6:12 am

YOU MOTHER ******* MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kurt says:

January 25, 2011, 5:41 pm

I run a paranormal investigation group here in Portland. If anyone has a business or residence that they believe to be experiencing paranormal activity please visit our website and tell us about it.

elaina says:

March 27, 2011, 12:25 pm

theres a person on another state it uses the name CHEESE ON MY KNEES you are a freak cheese on my knees i did not need to know that and im only nine

steven says:

March 31, 2011, 2:36 pm

r there any ghost in ILL franlin park

Elise Renee Gingerich says:

March 10, 2012, 1:55 am

What About Bird Demons In The Midwest?! I Think That As A Child, I May Have Encountered A Bird Demon In My Home State Of Iowa, In Iowa City Iowa! I’ve Never Really Have Looked Up Stories About Bird Demons In The Midwest, However, I Do Know That I Might Have Actually Encountered An Actual Bird Demon, In My Home State Of Iowa, In The Town Of Iowa City Iowa, I Think….creepy, Just Creepy! 🙁 from Elise age 39 in Lawrence Kansas United States 🙂

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Joseph says:

September 26, 2015, 10:01 pm

there was mrs.wilson who died and wasnt found for three days in the summer of 1980

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